Researching Flooring: 10 Different Flooring Options

I’ve talked a bit about flooring on my blog here before, but lately I’ve been doing a lot more research as I’m helping a friend narrow down their choices with the purchase of their new home.

Here’s the culmination of the research so far:

Sustainable floorings (bamboo and cork)

Major advantages of cork flooring

  • For designing purpose, it resembles the traditional plank wood flooring
  • For installing it, glues nails and floating method can be used
  • It is available in different colors which are both natural and stained
  • It is hard in texture and is much durable 

Major advantages of cork flooring

  • It has tiles that be installed with glue and has planks that can be fixed with floating method
  • It has variety of colors that are both natural and stained
  • It has a noise reduction property

Spend less and get more with Vinyl tiles 

Major advantages of cork flooring

  • vinyl tiles are quite durable and will last you a very long time
  • they are quite easy to clean
  • healthier and more hygienic option

All you need to know about luxury vinyl planks

Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) floors are beautifully designed natural looking floors.
Advantages:

  • Easy installation
  • More affordable than timber
  • Durable; will not lose that new shine and crisp for a very long time.

Get the real look from vinyl sheet flooring 

Looks better than I expected!
  • available in a large variety of colors 
  • can go with almost all sorts of themes
  • resistant to moisture, good for wet areas


 Save your money, laminate your floors

Fact I didn’t know about laminate flooring:

Made of several layers of composite products fused together. The layers are divided into four portions to be exact. The lowest layer is of melamine resin. This is there to add moisture resistance and stability. Then the layer above that is made of fiberboard of high density. This is the thickest layer. The second last layer is basically a photographic 3D layer which is also decorative. The last one is transparent white and is there to protect it from liquids, scratches or any other damages. 

Reasons Why You Need Laminate Flooring

  • Looks just like hardwood floors but laminate floors are affordable
  • Burn resistant
  • Resistant to liquids
  • Easy to clean

  • More affordable option that hardwood
  • Different types of boards (different ways to install)
  • Can be cleaned with regular floor cleaners
  • Low maintenance flooring
  • Looks great with the type of blinds and shutters we want to use

Learn more about engineered timber

It’s a good idea to check the manufacturing process of engineered timber, as it can differ as seen below:

The composite wood or engineered timber is built by binding together wood with several adhesives. Their thickness varies between 21mm, 20mm and the minimum is 18mm. they have two layers to give them extra amount of stability and strength.  The layers are of different materials and each layer represents each different material. The top layer which is 6mm thick is made of real wood.  The bottom layer which is also the last layer is produced of heavy duty and good quality ply wood.

Installation of laminate flooring


The installation required for laminate is fast and hurdle free. It is the most convenient flooring option to be installed. No dust or garbage is created during its installation. It brings minimum disruption to your home when being installed. 

from Blogger http://www.corelmag.com/2017/07/researching-flooring-10-different.html

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Author: Corel Magaletta

Hi! I’m Corel, I’m in my 30s (you do not need to know which one) and I have a husband, J and two kids: Miss 3 and Master 6. We live in sunny Newcastle, a two hour drive north of a city you might know called Sydney and love spending time baking biscuits and playing in the waves at Merewether. I work full time and am building my own business on the side, so between that and raising two energetic kids, I enjoy any downtime I can muster with bubble baths, regular date nights with J and reflecting about life on this here blog.

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